We're giving 100 Caboodlers the chance to read Jessica George's Maame – a heartbreaking, sharply funny and achingly relatable debut – before it's out in February 2023.
Mum calls me Maame. It has many meanings in Twi, but in my case, it means woman.
To her mostly-absent mum, she's Maame, the woman of the family. To her dad, she's his carer – even if he hardly recognises her. To her friends, she's the one who still lives at home, who never puts herself first.
It's time to become the woman she wants to be.
The kind who wears a bright yellow suit, says yes to after-work drinks and flirts with a thirty-something banker. Who doesn't have to google all her life choices. Who demands a seat at the table.
But to put ourselves together, sometimes we have to fall apart...
Maame is an irresistibly fresh coming-of-age story with a heroine you'll never forget.
'Lively, funny, poignant... Prepare to fall in love with Maddie. I did!' - Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry
'Utterly charming and deeply moving . . . Maddie's journey will resonate with anyone who's had to grow up - or who's still trying to.' - Celeste Ng
Read the first three chapters